Technology to Blame for a Decline in Reading?

In a recent Wired Campus article from the Chronicle of Higher Education, Jeffrey R. Young comments on Doris Lessing’s Nobel Lecture speech.  Doris Lessing won this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature.  In her speech, Lessing blames the decline in reading on technology such as the Internet and television. 

Another recent library blog post, A Decline in Reading?, presents key findings of a literacy study conducted by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Please post your comments to let us know what you think.

One thought on “Technology to Blame for a Decline in Reading?”

  1. I will 2nd that, as much as technology is good for us, our kids are suffering because of that. Pcs, video games, DVDs, mp3 players, etc. When does this give any time to practice their reading? Parents should take an active role in their kids education and not play into these new toys…

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